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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Everybody Can All Help A Little

It is time to help, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), healthcare professionals, a global pandemic

Everybody Can All Help A Little

(1) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

This is a strange world in which we live now as the economy has been essentially closed for months. Many people have lost their jobs with others performing their works from home, healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to save many patients affected by the dreadful coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and grocery store personnel are working hard to keep the country fed during this crisis. No person would have imagined that the world could ever come to this point.

(2) Unprecedented global pandemic

A lot of changes in everyday lifestyles have occurred during this unprecedented period of a global pandemic. Businesses, companies and schools have been closed. People are unable to get services that they had previously deemed as necessary; such as exercise spas, haircut salons, dining-out restaurants, and all sporting and social recreational events.

These days, a lot of people are financially suffering and need support; the ones who have lost their jobs or income temporarily and those who have no much financial savings are in dire straits. They may be seeking government support through unemployment benefits and free food. Food banks throughout the country are supplying huge amounts of food to those in need. Free meals are provided to the school children who would have been receiving free meals at schools which are now closed. Meals are served to senior citizens from senior centers. People are trying to help by donating to food banks. Nonetheless, the need is still great.

Some manufacturers and suppliers have changed their product outcome by making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for hospital workers. People are sewing masks at home to be donated to others who need them. People are donating money to support those in need. Billionaires and millionaires are donating funds through their corporations and foundations. There are also many big and small ways that everybody can help, even if it is only through compassion and empathy. In this difficult time showing compassion and empathy would help everyone.

(3) People are stripped of their freedom

The current pandemic situation has been compared with the unjust incarceration of Japanese Americans and immigrants of Japanese heritage in the United States during World War II. That group of people were stripped of their freedom and incarcerated in camps that became known as American concentration camps which were hastily built in the country’s remote and desolate areas. Most of those incarcerated had been held as prisoners for the duration of the war. 

The constitution had not protected those people (mostly U.S. citizens), as they should have been. They were persecuted only because of their heritage. They have been singled out with biases for government mistreatment and hateful people. Almost none came to aid or support them except notably the Quakers (Friends) and a relatively few others. This pandemic is not the same despite the fact that there are some similarities to the incarceration and trials inflicted upon that group of innocent people of a particular ethnicity. 

Now people are somewhat trying to support each other. This will pass, too, and to some degree things will get back to a normal life. It will get better with everyone helping and caring for others in small ways or big ways.
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